Visiting the shelter is always a very welcome break away from my computer, especially after weeks that have been as busy as the past few.
This visit was even more exciting because I was finally getting to see the new building that the Delta Community Animal Shelter recently moved into. It’s really nice … so much bigger and brighter than their old building with more space for the animals to get outside into enclosed patio areas. It looks like there’s going to be larger run areas for the dogs out back but I think that area is still a work-in-progress so I’m really just guessing at this point.
I was thinking I would get to see Chicklet again but found out that he’s been moved to the local Bosley’s in hopes that he’ll get more exposure (they recently adopted out two other rabbits).
Instead I got to meet a brand new arrival … Wiggles 🙂 … a very young little chocolate brown girl who was brought in as a stray.
Pamela (Chicklet’s favorite volunteer) was already there and Wiggles was snuggled up and sleeping on her lap. I joined them out on the enclosed patio and we chatted for a while until Wiggles woke up and got used to having another stranger around.
Pamela has been a big help and a wealth of bunny knowledge … telling me about things like binkies and dewlaps and other fun stuff. You can see in the right hand photo below that Wiggles’ neck is looking a little bare … that’s where her dewlap will be when she’s older
Once she got comfortable with me she was full of curiosity and energy typical of any young one 🙂
And of course one must always take time out to clean … very thoroughly …
… especially between the toes (look at those toes!!! 🙂 )
Since Wiggles is a stray she’s not available for adoption quite yet, but if you’re interested in finding out more about her give the staff at DCAS a shout.
Update 6/7/2013 – It turns out that Wiggles is a boy … whoops!!